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Hong Kong E-Prix

by SCMP

2018 FIA Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix

Free access to e-Village at Hong Kong e-Prix gets overwhelming response with more than 23,000 fans registered for ballot

December’s second running of the Formula E extravaganza hots up as fans try to get their hands on free tickets to fan zone for December 2 and 3 showpiece

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 September, 2017, 6:02pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 October, 2017, 2:21pm

The public ballot for tickets to the Hong Kong e-Prix e-Village has received an overwhelming response with more than 23,000 people registered so far.

Fans are encouraged to register on or before September 30 via the Hong Kong e-Prix website to gain FREE entry into the e-Village. This is the first time that fans can gain access into the e-Village or free fan zone after organisers last year charged about HK$300 per person. But a ceiling of 10,000 on both days will be applied for this year’s Hong Kong e-Prix on December 2 and 3 at Central Harbourfront.

A ballot draw will be held on October 9 with winners notified by email the following day. Ballot winners will have until October 31 to claim their e-tickets, otherwise their tickets will be placed into the second ballot.

For those who missed the first-round ticket application deadline, there will be a second opportunity to win once final registration closes on October 31. Any unclaimed tickets will be returned into the pool and a final ballot draw will be held on November 9 until 20,000 e-Village tickets are distributed. All those who did not win in round one and those who registered during the month of October will be automatically entered into the second ballot.

20,000 fans to get free tickets to eVillage for this year’s Hong Kong ePrix

Alan Fang, CEO of Formula Electric Racing (Hong Kong) Limited, said: “The e-Village is the heartbeat of the race weekend at the Hong Kong e-Prix because it provides a platform that brings together all of the fans. We are overwhelmed by the public response to our free e-Village ticket ballot and it confirms for us the interest in Formula E continues to grow across Hong Kong and that the local community is very excited about its return.”

Organisers have promised an enhanced e-Village experience that offers an array of on-and off-track activities and entertainment suitable for the entire family.

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The 29,900 square metre facility located at Lung Wo Road (13,600 sq m) and Tamar Park (16,300 sq m) will bring visitors closer to the heart of urban electric car racing than ever before with the latest innovations from cutting-edge concepts on display to fully-immersive fan experiences and interactive activations by the world’s leading car manufacturers and tech start-ups. A giant screen showing live action from the track can also be found at the e-Village to ensure visitors are always up-to-date with the latest on the double-header season opener.

Fans can satisfy their curiosity for electric car racing through participation in activities across a number of zones, which tell the story of Formula E and have proven extremely popular at other stops on the Formula E calendar.

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At Explorer Zone, visitors can test how their fitness fairs up against some of the greatest names in motorsport through innovative challenges developed from the latest cutting-edge concepts while Drive Zone is one not to be missed by all car lovers as futuristic concepts in e-mobility and electric vehicles will feature alongside the world’s leading car brands and their visions for the future.